Ryan Phillips

Ryan Phillips is an evening meteorologist for NBC6. He’s been forecasting Florida’s weather since 2003, joining the NBC6 Weather Team in 2005.

Before moving to South Florida, Phillips spent two years in Southwest Florida at WZVN in Naples/Ft. Myers. While there, he was part of the forecast team that watched historic Category 4 Hurricane Charley make landfall in Punta Gorda in 2004.

That experience helped during the 2005 hurricane season when South Florida was impacted by, both, Katrina and Wilma.

Since then, Phillips has guided the area through close calls with 2016’s Matthew, 2017’s Irma, 2019’s Dorian, 2020’s Eta and 2022’s Ian and Nicole.

Prior to moving to Florida, he worked for more than three years at KHGI in Central Nebraska, where his weathercasts were recognized by the Associated Press of Nebraska.

Born and raised in Ohio, Phillips is a graduate of Ohio University. There, he majored in geography and meteorology while also serving as a tutor and part-time instructor for the Department of Geography. During his studies, his interests pulled him to tropical weather and hurricane impact on populated coastal locations. Ohio University honored him as “notable alumni” in 2019.

Phillips holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. Through the National Weather Association, he and his family fund a national scholarship for undergraduate students majoring in meteorology.

He also holds the designation as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society.

Phillips enjoys speaking to schools and local organizations about weather awareness and hurricane preparation.

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